Saturday, November 23, 2013

why don't my bunnies have jobs?

Those two bunnies sure nap a lot.  Can't they make better use of their time?  I have repeatedly asked them to get jobs or at least clean up around the apartment while we are out and they simply ignore me. Well, recently I received these magazine clippings full of bunnies modeling and boy did I let these bunnies have it. Apparently OTHER bunnies aren't afraid to go out there and hit the big time.  I wonder how much these baby bunnies raked in.

In other news, you know what a really stupid idea would be?  Putting baby bunnies near anything expensive.  I looked at all the photos and shuttered. First of all, do people actually pay this much for purses and if they did, why would they let a bunny near it?

 Bad Idea #1
Bunnies in a Bag

 That's 7 baby bunnies that will likely pee or poop in a bag.  How did they get them to sit still for this shot?  I suspect velcro. Numbers 2 and 7 might be asleep but clearly numbers 3,4 and 5 are pissed off.  No good can come from that.  Number 1 already has 1 paw out the bag and number 7's whiskers are making their way out.  I see trouble ahead.

Bad Idea #2
Chloe $2050

That dude running around the bottom of the bad is clearly about to mark his territory by pooping.  That will be followed by chinning the bag to claim it as his own, which will knock the bag over.  What's going on with the bunny on top?  Is he standing on 4 other bunnies?  He's must be planning his escape.  When that bag tips, all sorts of baby bunnies are going to fall out.

Bad Idea #3
Coach $798
The bottom bunnies are already making a run for the Coach Outlet store where you can surely get this bag for a better price.  I am sure this bag will end up in the outlet store anyway since that top bunny will be chewing on the handle in about 5 seconds.

Bad Idea #4
Michael Kors $568

Wait, is the entire bag full of bunnies and we can only three are sticking out?  How many bunnies would fit in this bag?  This doesn't seem very humane.  No, that funny guy on Project Runway wouldn't do that to the bunnies.  They must be on a pillow or something.  A pillow with a pillow case with an exceptionally high thread count (to pee on).

Bad Idea #5
Louis Vuitton $3300
Uh, I know a place in Chinatown where you can get this same bag for $40 bucks and they will throw in the rabbit for free.

Bad Idea #6
Stella McCartney $1680
While bunnies appreciate that Stella McCartney is a vegetarian, like they are, that makes the fabric all the more chewable.  I bet my bunnies could play in here and dig for hours.  This would make a great gift for that bunny you don't know what to get but you have budgeted $1680 for. That's not anybunny I know.

Bad Idea #7
Prada $2695
Even this little bunny looks offended by the price of this bag.  She's running away.  Do you know how many carrots you can but with $2695?  

Bad Idea #8
Zara $179

Wait, $179?  Look at that rabbits face?   How dare you put this bunny in a bag of such low quality!  No wonder the other two are just hiding.  They are ashamed to show their faces but it's hard to hide those big ears.  This bag will be peed on, for sure.

Bad Idea #9
Smythson $2695

I don't even think they bothered waiting.  These two are already chewing the crap out of this bag, while the photo is being taken. It's a goner.  They will not be hired back for the next bunny ad campaign.  They can stay home and nap like Squirtford and McFlurry.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Music as inspiration #2


Told you it would always be Howard Jones!   TOLD YOU!!!! (you owe me a dollar). Speaking of, yesterday was my lucky music day.  I heard Howard Jones (Things Can Only Get Better) in the car and then at lunch I heard Erasure (A Little Respect), the Beatles (Penny Lane) and Matthew Sweet (Sick of Myself) AND THEN (yes, there's more!) I went grocery shopping and heard Howard Jones again (What I Love?)!!!  I felt so lucky that I bought a lotto ticket!  That is where my luck ran out though.  Oh well.

Here's today's song. Listen on this youtube link:


I listen to this song almost every day.  It's sort of haunting.  I usually listen to this when I go to sleep.  I have tried meditation but I am really not good at it.  I liked guided meditations.  You know like "Picture yourself on a boat on a river..."  Oh wait, that's not a meditation but you know what I mean.  Anyway, I like the positive message meditation rather than the just not thinking, empty your mind kind.  When I empty my mind, I start thinking about how much my nose itches and how I am not supposed to think about nose itches.  It gets me nowhere.  So I like to listen to reaffirming words and therefore, this song is a win for me.  It's a positive message with a tune that sticks with me and no matter how many times I hear it, or read it, it still grabs me.  Different parts of the song mean more to me on some days than others.

My interpretation of it is that while you have loved ones around you, they can support you but ultimately, it is your heart, your thoughts, your perspective that decides how your life unfolds.  Those negative thoughts and feelings that sometimes get stuck in your head, you can shed them, you can leave them behind but you have to choose to.  Maybe you can't change the events going on around you or control certain aspects of your life but you can change your world from the inside, the way that you are viewing and interpreting it.  I have a feeling that the lesson in this song takes a lifetime to learn and implement.  Sometimes I am frustrated when I'm not able to do this.  Then I remember that this is basically Howard Jones' message in his music from the 80's until now so I guess he continues to work on this as well.  It's not something to achieve and move on.  It's something to achieve and continue to achieve.

and here are the lyrics:
Here in the dark, the shadows, they haunt me,
Here in the shade, oh the bright lights, they blind me

Yesterday is gone, time for moving on,
Here's a brand new start, gonna base it on my heart,
It's another day, I've got to find a better way,
Won't you help me?

Failing that,
If you have to go,
It's all up to me, I know

I just wanna change my world,
But from the inside,
I just wanna live my life,
And make this place, make this time,
For all our lives to be,

Here in the cold, light of day, this vision,
Paints a different world, a world of the heart,
And I'd like to live there

I've been on the run, from all the people I've become,
I want to shed this skin, and start it all again,
I want to draw a line, in the sand for one last time,
Will you help me?

Failing that,
If you have to go,
It's all up to me I know

I just wanna change my world,
But from the inside,
I just wanna live my life,
With some hope, and to do what's right,
I just wanna change this world,
And make this place, make this time,
For all our lives to be,